In Germany, like many places around the world, owning a dog requires paying a tax or license, yet owning a cat does not require a similar fee. That’s why Germany is mulling over the pros and cons of issuing a cat tax.
The idea would be that forcing cat owners to pay a tax would raise revenue that could be used to deal with problems that cats often cause such as killing birds. The drawback is that many people may abandon their cats rather than pay a tax to keep them.
Perhaps a better plan would be for humans to pay a tax on themselves and leave their cats out of their political and financial affairs. After all, cats don’t care about paying their own way, which is why they usually get a human to do their bidding.